Are you interested in learning more about a sworn law enforcement career in higher education? OUR TEAM IS WAITING FOR YOU…
Sonoma State University Police Department is dedicated to ensuring a safe learning environment in support of the campus community. We accomplish this by:
Treating individuals with respect and dignity
Being dynamic, innovative and responsive to campus needs
Working in collaboration with the campus community
Providing safety and educational program and services in support of campus life
Promoting professional development through on-going education and training
Starting salary for a Police Officer is $67,500 (NTE Step 9). In addition to a competitive salary, retirement through CalPERS and a generous benefits package (see below), this position offers opportunities for special assignments with incentive pay including Bicycle Patrol, Detective, Field Training Officer, In-Car Computer/MDC Coordinator, Motorcycle Officers, and Rangemaster. There are also extensive opportunities for department funded training opportunities.
The CSU is committed to offering benefit plans that provide employees with options to choose the right level of coverage to help manage individual wellness and retirement needs.
Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits
CalPERS Retirement Plan
Pre-Tax Savings Plans (CSU 403b, State Savings Plus 401k Thrift, State Savings Plus 457 Deferred Compensation, CalPERS Supplemental Contribution Program)
Flexible Benefits Plans (FlexCash, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Pre-Tax Parking Deduction)
Leave Programs (Paid Holidays, Vacation, Sick, Bereavement, Catastrophic, Parental, Organ Donor and Jury Duty)
CSU Family Medical Leave (FML)
Tuition Fee Waiver Program
Survivor Protection Benefits (Life Insurance, Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Pre-Retirement Death Benefits)
Critical Illness Insurance
Home and Automobile Insurance
To learn more about Public Safety (Unit 8) benefits, click here!
About the Sonoma State University Police Department: The Sonoma State University Police Department has been a fully sworn law enforcement agency since 1974. The Department is currently authorized 14 full-time sworn positions. The Department has statewide authority, and frequently works with other California State University Police Departments throughout the State. The Department provides 24/7 law enforcement services to the community. Each patrol shift is lead by a Sergeant, Corporal or designated Officer in Charge. Officers patrol at and around the University, and work closely with surrounding law enforcement agencies.
More about the position... We are looking for an individual with:
A high school diploma, G.E.D, or equivalent. A two-year or four-year degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
An approved California Basic Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T Academy, including obtaining a Basic Course Certificate, or re-certification course within the three years preceding hire date.
Law enforcement experience in a college or university setting preferred.
A valid California Driver License.
Knowledge of federal, state, local laws and ordinances; Sonoma County law enforcement protocols; University and department policies; United States Constitution and Bill of Rights; patrol techniques; traffic and crowd control; crime prevention; crime scene documentation and evidence collection; interview and interrogation techniques; surveillance techniques; drug use recognition; law enforcement radio protocols and law enforcement computer systems.
The Police Officer:
Patrols California State University properties and surrounding areas as assigned by vehicle, bicycle, or on foot to deter crime and to locate, and apprehend persons, committing criminal acts; provides mutual aid and assistance to other law enforcement agencies as requested or as circumstances dictate.
Makes public presentations on behalf of the department to include crime prevention and personal safety presentations on a variety of topics.
Reprimands, detains, cites, and/or arrests persons to include combative, disruptive, and dangerous persons; uses force, to include lethal and non-lethal force when necessary to protect the safety of the public and to take persons into custody without violating civil and constitutional rights.
Conducts criminal and civil investigations; interviews victims, suspects, and witnesses; collects and maintains evidence; writes crime reports; responds to subpoenas and testifies in court as required; photographs and draws diagrams of crime or accident scenes; operates and maintains proficiency using CLETS, RIMS, and law enforcement computer and technology systems
Implements University emergency preparedness plan including law enforcement response, emergency evacuation plans, and coordination of fire, medical, communication, facilities, and other emergency services as necessary to assist injured persons and mitigate the emergency
Provides traffic and crowd control; responds to life threatening incidents; provides non-police related support services as needed to included locking and unlocking buildings and facilities, call outs of residential life, facilities, landscaping, custodial, academic, and administrative personnel for incidents.
Sonoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity and consider submitting an application, please go to www.sonoma.edu/jobs.